Compensation for council data exposure
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Compensation for council data exposure

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Victims of a council data exposure event could be entitled to claim compensation, and we may be able to represent you now for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, represent thousands of people pursuing privacy cases, and many of those are against councils and local authorities. Our team is on hand to provide free, no-obligation legal advice – contact us here for help now.

When can you claim for a council data exposure event?

You could be entitled to claim GDPR compensation for a council data exposure event if your personal information has been misused or exposed. The law entitles you to have strict control over who knows what about you, so if this is ever taken away from you through no fault of your own, you can feel distressed. This distress, or “injury to feelings” as we sometimes call it, is a claimable factor when it comes to pursuing a case for damages.

What we need to do to win a case is prove that the organisation responsible for looking after your information has been negligent and has breached the GDPR. An easy example can include information being exposed because it was left online and accessible when it should not have been. Another easy example is data being disclosed to the wrong person, or without clear consent. Exposure can also occur through a cyberattack, where criminals have been able to break into servers and access information.

Ultimately, if your right to privacy has been breached, you could be eligible to pursue a case. The best way to find out if we can help you with the claim is to contact our expert team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

Wealden council information exposure event

Sometimes, council data exposure events can affect many people. A recent example that we are taking legal action for which falls into the category of group and multi-party action cases is the Wealden council information exposure event.

In this matter, it was identified at the end of 2021 that data had been disclosed to an unauthorised third party. The information exposed included names, home addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and bank details.

This information is particularly personal and sensitive, so the fact that it has been disclosed to an unauthorised third party is very worrying. There appeared to be a delay in either identifying or notifying of the problem, as some people affected did not receive notification letters until early 2022.

Where a council data exposure event has been caused by negligence, as stated above, that is when people could be eligible to pursue compensation.

GDPR breach compensation amounts

When it comes to maximising GDPR breach compensation amounts, we are true experts in this niche and complex area of law. This means we know how to make sure we can get the most we can for your case.

Because we have been working in this area of law for so long, and because we fight hard for our clients, our average data breach settlement for damages alone is just over £6,000 per claimant. Your case could be worth more or less than this, and it all depends on the nature of the information involved, how much is affected, and the personal impact on you.

You can read more about GDPR data breach compensation amounts on our advice page here.

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